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Basic Site Details

Name: St Patrick's RC Church
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: William Wright was the contractor with John Baxter as architect.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Cowgate Episcopal ChapelYesBecame St Patrick's in 1856

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Church  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2St Patrick's RC Church, CowgateYes 
Item 2 of 25, South Gray's Close  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 517711774Build/construction 
Item 2 of 518981899 Interior realignment and new chancel
Item 3 of 51921  Addition of War Memorial Mortuary Chapel
Item 4 of 5c. 1925  Formation of Lady Chapel and Sacred Heart Chapel
Item 5 of 519281929 Fašade and forecourt


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 6John BaxterArchitectD17711774 
Item 2 of 6James Graham FairleyArchitectC18981899Interior realignment and new chancel
Item 3 of 6Robert Matthew MitchellArchitectC18981899Interior realignment and new chancel -as assistant to James Graham Fairley
Item 4 of 6Alexander McWilliamArchitectA1921 Addition of War Memorial Mortuary Chapel
Item 5 of 6Alexander McWilliamArchitectBc. 1925 Formation of Lady Chapel and Sacred Heart Chapel
Item 6 of 6Reginald Francis Joseph FairlieArchitect 19281929fašade and forecourt


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdpp38, 168-9
Item 2 of 4Nuttgens, Patrick1959Reginald Fairlie 1883-1952: A Scottish Architect Edinburgh: Oliver & Boydp33
Item 3 of 4RSA1899   455
Item 4 of 4RSA1928   557 (Fairlie)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2RIBA Journal12 June 1926 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary of Alexander McWilliam
Item 2 of 2RIBA Journal7 July 1934v41London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp890 - obituary of James Graham Fairley

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27498 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Robert Matthew Mitchell: L v19 no 1466


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